Making sense of your inner life and lived experience

Therapy is a living creation. Each treatment is unique, co-constructed in the relationship between the therapist and each client. Our work will be grounded in sound clinical principles, but your healing path belongs only to you and the dynamic collaboration we create together.

My work is grounded in relational therapy, meaning it arises between the two people sitting across from one another. I create a safe, non-judgemental space where, together, we form an alliance that will lead to increased understanding of your inner life, and your outer experience. All of us enter the world of relationship to others with an imprinting, an “attachment style” that impacts the way we relate to ourselves and to others. By learning about your attachment patterns, we will discover your emotional triggers, understand your problems in living, and address the issues with which you struggle.

Our work will focus on understanding the complex factors that influence your self esteem, identity and ways of relating. Processing early life issues, in the here and now, can greatly enhance your ability to self soothe, increase connection to others, and lead a more fulfilling life.

My specialties include complex trauma, recovery from relational or narcissistic abuse, living with chronic pain and working with “out-of-control-sexual behavior,” also known as sex addiction. I apply psychodynamic principles to trauma informed care, in a healing space that promotes increased acceptance, self awareness, curiosity and compassion.

Published by Mary Lynn McDermott, LCSW

I am a psychotherapist, dynamically trained in psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, trauma informed care and EMDR. I specialize in complex, relationship trauma and disorders related to self esteem. Getting to know yourself well, in all your differing self states, in the loving presence of a trained and trusted listener, can create a path to a more fully realized life.

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